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Pigeon Point Light Station

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Address: 210 Pigeon Point Rd, Hwy 1, Pescadero, CA 94060
Phone Number: 650-879-2120
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Activities: Whale watching, Group tours/walking tour
Description: This historic lighthouse, named after the carrier pigeon, is more than a...
This historic lighthouse, named after the carrier pigeon, is more than a century old.
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Worth the stop while on the coast hwy before half moon bay

It is very to get to and has wonderfully ground flowers around the lighthouse an cliffs. As retired Coast Guard I alway enjoy visiting lighthouse. This one is in need of some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Eagle River, Alaska, United States
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Eagle River, Alaska, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

It is very to get to and has wonderfully ground flowers around the lighthouse an cliffs. As retired Coast Guard I alway enjoy visiting lighthouse. This one is in need of some rehab work which a non profit is working on, so we could not tour the lighthouse

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Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

A great place to view the ocean and we saw a grey whale swimming by! Definitely worth while to stop at this place!

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Washington DC
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Nice place to stop and see the ocean. Lighthouse in disrepair but there is a nice museum with a first-order Fresnel lens exhibited.

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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We stumbled on this location by accident, but quite a gem of a stop. The light house is under re furb so you cant go in it. However the ocean view is amazing. We spotted grey whales in the ocean and sea lions bathing. The toilets are terrible but this is a minor detail. Worth pulling over for!

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Campbell, California
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This old and disused lighthouse station is on a stunning part of the Northern Californian coastline. Sadly the lighthouse needs some considerable renovation, I hope they raise the funds they need to complete the restoration. This means that you cannot get a good look at the lighthouse. However you can walk past the lighthouse and sit down and admire the... More 

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It was amazing standing in the sun with it shining down on me and listening to the waves roll in on the rocks its a melody that soothes my soul.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Came with my son's Cubscout den for a tour. Volunteer docents very knowledgeable in talking about history of lighthouse. Great views of the ocean. We were lucky it wasn't foggy.

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The Light Station is worth the drive. This point of history and the beautiful vistas were well worth the drive. There is a hostel in the old staff buidlings next to the light house. I wish I could of spent a night in this beautiful spot.

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Irmo, South Carolina
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We were driving Hwy 1 north from Capitola to Half Moon Bay when you see this lighthouse way out in the distance. We stopped several time looking for the best vantage point. Depending on the time of day this lighthouse from either the north or the south is extremely photogenic. Here is s shot taken from a field just south... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

A popular place for photographers justifiably so. I'm not sure what else there is to do here but purely for the amazing photos it merit's a 5 !!

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